Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
Projects & Practice
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A slaughterhouse was established on the island of Bornholm to offer slaughtering facilities to small husbandry farms or for larger herds of sheep or cattle.
A rural business development and capacity building project with an emphasis on increasing revenue in the small-islands tourism industry of Denmark.
An intercultural youth event that allows young people from neighboring countries to learn about each other’s language and culture and to exchange experiences.
An inter-territorial cooperation project aimed at countering the declining trend in the number of overnight tourists in the South Funen Archipelago harbors.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
An association used RDP support to redevelop the inadequate building of an old community centre into a multiple service centre covering both cultural and information needs of the local residents.
An innovative interterritorial cooperation project brought together Local Action Groups and other social partners to demonstrate and promote the use of solar energy by local communities.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.